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Floyd Mayweather questions Jeremy Lin (sounds like racism)
espn ^ | 2-15-12

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:48:29 AM PST by doug from upland

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes that New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is getting national attention because of his race, rather than his exceptional play.

"Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise," Mayweather wrote on his Twitter account on Monday afternoon.

"Its OK for ESPN to give their opinion but I say something and everyone questions Floyd Mayweather," the boxer tweeted. "I'm speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. They are programmed to be politically correct and will be penalized if they speak up.

"Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized."

Mayweather has drawn attention for racially insensitive remarks in the past. Mayweather went on a profanity-filled racist and homophobic rant against Manny Pacquiao in September 2010. In a video posted on UStream, Mayweather told Pacquiao, a Filipino, to "make some sushi rolls and cook some rice." He also said "we're going to cook him with some cats and dogs."

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1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:48:35 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Whatever Mayweather.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 8:50:52 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: doug from upland

This guy clearly doesn’t want any part of getting into the ring with Manny Pacquaio.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 8:51:56 AM PST by varmintman
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To: varmintman

Mayweather needs to realize the NBA is about as rigged/scripted as the WWE these days. I feel bad for people who pay to go to NBA games.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 8:53:54 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: doug from upland

Isaiah Thomas said the same thing 25 years ago about Larry Bird....of course its was all taken with sh!ts and giggles...

Rush Limbaugh said something similar about Donovan McNabb and got fired...


5 posted on 02/15/2012 8:57:28 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: doug from upland
"They are programmed to be politically correct and will be penalized if they speak up."

In the immortal words of John McLain - Welcome to the party, pal.

6 posted on 02/15/2012 8:58:58 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: doug from upland

White people finish high school, go on to college and have careers but don’t get the same praise...

Black Achievers Program
http://blackachieversprogram.org/index.php/about


7 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:46 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: duckman; doug from upland; varmintman; bigdirty; God luvs America; hometoroost

The only reason Lincoln freed the slaves was because he knew there would one day be an NBA......


8 posted on 02/15/2012 9:05:25 AM PST by jmax (Pets make better friends than people.)
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To: doug from upland

Reason number 1,245,678 that I despise Pro Bass-A-Ball.


9 posted on 02/15/2012 9:05:36 AM PST by DeaconRed (What is worse? Bad men doing bad things or good men doing nothing.)
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To: doug from upland

Floyd Mayweather? Did he have the barber shop on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW?


10 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: doug from upland

Come on all you freepers know better than that. Racism is defined by that great man that freed the slaves and gave us the three day weekend. The “KING” Martin Luther somebody “I have a dream that one my children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the party on their voter registration card.”

At least that’s what I learned in public school.


11 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:19 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: doug from upland
Black players do what he does every night

Sorry, Bozo, but you've taken too many knuckles on your noggin to think straight.

Lin has scored more points (130+) in his first 5 starting games than anybody in modern NBA history.

That's worth talking about.

and don't get the same praise

Yeah, nobody talked about Shaq, or Kobe, or that Jordan fellow...

12 posted on 02/15/2012 9:08:35 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: doug from upland
Hey Floyd, didn't you hear?

Jeremy Lin is the Affirmative Action Asian Player.

See The NBA has too many Black players and that is just too unfair.

Not to worry, Whites aren't part of the NBA Affirmative Action program due to their relatives all used to own slaves.

13 posted on 02/15/2012 9:09:43 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: doug from upland

Stupid coming in the wake of the idolization of Michael Jordan and scores of other black players (literally too numerous to mention) of today and yesterday.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 9:11:48 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: doug from upland

I guess he never heard of John Starks. He was loved as a Knick because 1. He was good. 2. He was an underdog. People love underdogs. He should drop the racism. It’s just plain stupid.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 9:13:55 AM PST by wattsgnu
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To: doug from upland

Sure Floyd...In Michael Jordan’s heydays, no one ever remarked on his play at all, it was ordinary...


16 posted on 02/15/2012 9:15:28 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: doug from upland
"Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian.

Nope, not all of it. Lin is a quality point guard whose play has sparked a 5 game win streak from a team that was going no where. While it's two superstar players were out with injury. In the biggest media market in the world. And Lin came out of nowhere to do this, after being cut by two teams. He'd be a story right now whatever his ethnicity.

And then there's the fact that he's Asian.

Mayweather needs to get back to doing what he does best - making up lame excuses not to fight Pacquiao.
17 posted on 02/15/2012 9:17:08 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Voter#537

Like the redefinition of steps and double dribble? Travelling is any pump fake, but cruise on in from the head of the key. Go ahead and palm the ball if it helps your crossover.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 9:17:46 AM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: doug from upland
Lin is a very smart player. While sitting on the bench and watching, he figured out that most NBA players (who are mostly black, Floyd) are NOT interested in playing defense except for the occasional shot blocker whose rejections will end up on the ESPN highlights.

Once he was in the game, Lin knew that all he had to do was wait for the other team's big guy to be out of position and he could drive to the basket or fake the drive and pull up for the jump shot.

The utter morons who are not playing defense, but only waiting for their chance to score, have failed to notice this as have their genius coaches.

A decent college team that plays tough defense could probably stop Lin, but the lazy primadonnas in the NBA can't.

19 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: doug from upland

Sports doesn’t develop character. Sports reveals character.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:01 AM PST by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes, thank you.)
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To: doug from upland

Sure, his being Asian is a big part of the story.

But he has had the best first five starts of any player ever, even better that Michael Jordan’s first five starts.

His being Asian is the primary reason why he wasn’t recruited or drafted.

Had he been black, his HS resume would have landed him a top-notch scholarship, and his play in college would have made him a lottery pick.

It cuts both ways.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:53 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: God luvs America

Yup.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 9:22:01 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bigdirty

Rigged and scripted? How do you rig a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a win?


23 posted on 02/15/2012 9:24:58 AM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: bigdirty
Mayweather needs to realize the NBA is about as rigged/scripted as the WWE these days. I feel bad for people who pay to go to NBA games.

yep. I figured it out a long time ago when Kareem Abdul Jabaar's house burned down without insurance in 1983 and the Lakers took the series to the finals losing 4 straight to the 76'ers.

I'm sure somebody made a mint on the "sweep" and paid off some cash.

That's why it takes 20 minutes to play the last 2 minutes of a game. You gotta get the "over and under" and the point spread correct. Otherwise you'll lose money.

The NCAA tournament is all I watch of basketball and it' basically because these guys want to get in so badly that they actually try.

NFL football is getting to be the same way. Look at the PC er...New Orleans Saints win after Katrina.

24 posted on 02/15/2012 9:25:49 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: doug from upland

Yeah- Floyd seems to have forgotten a golfer by the name of Tiger Woods that received incredible media attention when he started out, not only for his excellent skills but also, well- Care to admit it, Floyd?


25 posted on 02/15/2012 9:29:12 AM PST by richmwill
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To: TexasCajun
Not to worry, Whites aren't part of the NBA Affirmative Action program due to their relatives all used to own slaves. ......

I've always said that a liberal wants his daughter/son to play pro sports.... a conservative wants his son/daughter to own the team and write the checks.

26 posted on 02/15/2012 9:29:12 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: richmwill
Yeah- Floyd seems to have forgotten a golfer by the name of Tiger Woods that received incredible media attention when he started out, not only for his excellent skills but also, well- Care to admit it, Floyd?

He'll just say that Tiger isn't really black.

27 posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:09 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: doug from upland
Rigged and scripted? How do you rig a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a win?

you don't.. you rig the spread. nobody cares who "wins". find out the over and under and the spread.

Somebody basically explained the "no defense" phenomena earlier... he's asian... he figured it out.. bwahahahahahaha

28 posted on 02/15/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: jmax
“The only reason Lincoln freed the slaves...”
Lincoln sitting on his porch yelling at his slave ‘Stop that G-d Damn tap dancing and give me back my top hat’.
29 posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:15 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: doug from upland

I wonder what he thinks of Chris Rock’s skit on racism. It’s on Youtube.


30 posted on 02/15/2012 9:36:03 AM PST by houeto (Mitt Romney - A Whiter Shade of FAIL)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Mayweather needs to get back to doing what he does best - making up lame excuses not to fight Pacquiao.

Actually, it's Manny that is ducking Floyd now.

All Mayweather asked for was Olympic style drug testing, and Manny refused. I've always suspected Pac-Man was doping. He went from being a good fighter to being a dominant fighter in no time flat.

I like Manny a heck of a lot better than Floyd, but I think Floyd would kick his butt. And I think Manny knows that.

Of course, Floyd's demand that he be the higher paid of the two is absurd. It should be a 50/50 purse split, period. In fact, Manny is a MUCH bigger global star. If anyone has claim to a bigger purse share, it's him.

It's a shame that this fight won't happen. Floyd is fighting someone else this spring, and then he's off to jail for six months.

31 posted on 02/15/2012 9:39:34 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: doug from upland

Yeah! Lin should be an electrical engineer or oncologist like other Chinese, and leave basketball for black people!

/s


32 posted on 02/15/2012 9:46:09 AM PST by PGR88
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To: doug from upland

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors Point Spread - Pick Betting Odds: NY -3.5 / TOR +3.5 Over/Under Total: 189.5

http://www.predictem.com/forums/nba-point-spreads-picks/56135-new-york-knicks-vs-toronto-raptors-point-spread-pick.html

remember sports fan... the key is not only the spread but the over and under. pro sports is “entertainment”. Just like wrestling and the theater.

So the score is 90-87. The Knicks win.... oh my! but just under the spread...oh no!!! so the “public” is happy and so are the bookies.

The over and under is 189.5 and the total is 90+87=177... awww. So you bet the knicks to “win” and with Lin to “score”... well he does and dog gone it... you get him to score a lot a points but you still “lose”. bwahahahahaha

That’s what’s so funny. He’s such a “great story” that the money is going to pour in and bet the Lin “story”... cause that’s what it is, a story.

yawn. Now once upon a time there was this baseball team in 1919 that was soooooooooooo good called the Chicago White Sox. Now boys and girls we know what a beautiful and pure place Chicago is/was. Well these great players, played as hard as they could and ..................Cincinnati won..hahahaha


33 posted on 02/15/2012 9:50:59 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: doug from upland

I’m sorry I didn’t clarify the “pressure” that Lin had.

none

If he made it, they win and he’s a hero. The bookies win cause the other two guys on the team that bumbled the first two attempts insured that no matter how it shook out that the knick would NOT cover the spread. Even with Lin playing awful defense the over and under was clamped down by the refs and maybe a couple of other players.

see , it’s easy to do if you have a couple of million to spend and refs and players with drug and women problems or “needs”. Remember back to the “isolated” NBA ref that was on the take. Man, that story disappeared quickly.

read “about the NBA” midway down this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Donaghy

thank God, that NFL refs, MLB umpires, and the rest of the NBA refs are pure.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 10:05:03 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer
NFL football is getting to be the same way.
No question about it ... the NFL wanted Green Bay in the SB again, but ...


Big Blue!
35 posted on 02/15/2012 10:13:44 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Let’s face it, if the NFL really could determine the champion, the Cowboys would have won the last 20 Super Bowls.


36 posted on 02/15/2012 10:15:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: oh8eleven

Point Spread: NYG +3/NE -3
Over/Under Total: 55

No the NFL wanted another “super star” in a big market. Brady vs Eli. who is going to generate more betting?

You keep confusing “winning” with “winning”. It has nothing to do with which team,it has all to do with money.

Super Bowl final score NYG 21- NE-17. Over and under 55 with actual 38. Hmmmmmm so why was the public betting Brady over Eli in a “shootout”. But man there were some funky calls by the refs like the mystery holding calls, the no fumble-fumbles and on and on.... The G-men fought 12 guys on the field at times, but then again they did against the Packers as well.

what I’m loving is when the fix is in on both sides. That’s when it gets “exciting” to see who owns the kickers/holders/long snappers. hahahahaha. or the DB to fall down/hit the ball up into the receivers hands.

I enjoyed the company and the new superstar Eli Manning. Half-time was pretty good also, but the commercials were lame.


37 posted on 02/15/2012 10:34:43 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: duckman

Way tooooooooooo funny.


38 posted on 02/15/2012 10:45:33 AM PST by jmax (Pets make better friends than people.)
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To: dfwgator
Let’s face it, if the NFL really could determine the champion, the Cowboys would have won the last 20 Super Bowls.

I wish... I wish... but Romo is too stupid and not clutch enough to do anything but muff a snap his first year.... throw interceptions at critical times.... sit out weeks on end after getting $65 million contract.... and work on something really important like his golf game.... hahahaha.

You know what's really funny is the running back for the Giants mucking it all up by going in for the touchdown. If he kneels then the score is 18-17 with the G-men winning but not covering the spread. But he goes in and then Brady miraculously almost makes the game winner after having trouble moving the ball the entire game.

so everybody that bet the G-men won. whoever bet the over lost. so it's a push unless you thought that the Pats had a great defense and would win in a low scoring game??? Or you thought the Gmen would win a low scoring close game. which is what they did.

I've got no dog in this. I'm a Cowboys fan. uggghh..

39 posted on 02/15/2012 10:45:33 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer
I wish... I wish... but Romo is too stupid and not clutch enough to do anything but muff a snap his first year.... throw interceptions at critical times.... sit out weeks on end after getting $65 million contract.... and work on something really important like his golf game.... hahahaha.

As I said on the Pebble Beach Tournament thread....playing with Romo obviously rubbed off on Tiger, he choked in the clutch, just like Romo does.

40 posted on 02/15/2012 10:48:31 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: doug from upland

Should we care what you think you dumb RACIST Brain Dead nut!


41 posted on 02/15/2012 10:49:11 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Dr. Thorne
"decent college team"

You mean like U-Conn. With Kemba Walker? The one Lin scored thirty points on?

42 posted on 02/15/2012 11:12:19 AM PST by driftless2
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To: dfwgator

that’s funny..


43 posted on 02/15/2012 11:18:47 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: doug from upland

There are all sorts of guys who firmly believe all pro-sports are rigged. (Actually, college games are more likely to be rigged.) I used to work with a guy who swore up and down that all NFL games were fixed. Nobody argued with him because he was one belligerent, very tough scrapper who didn’t tolerate dissent from his nutty opinions. But we all looked at him like he’d lost his marbles. Which he probably had. How an entire schedule of games for a pro league involving thousands of people over many years could be fixed without someone leaking it was never explained by my co-worker.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 11:19:06 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Dick Vomer
"sweep"

So I guess you're at the opposite end of some of the other "the games are rigged" people who say the finals always go seven games proving they're rigged. In the end, you have absolutely no evidence. C'mon, admit it. You're just a fan who lost money betting and want to blame other reasons for your maybe considerable losses.

45 posted on 02/15/2012 11:24:33 AM PST by driftless2
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To: doug from upland
Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise,...

I don't know if this is true, but I do know that this type of praise happens all of the time.

First African-American this. First female that.

46 posted on 02/15/2012 11:33:51 AM PST by Mr.Unique (EVERYBODY is a RINO. Except me.)
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To: Dick Vomer
Half-time was pretty good also.
Yeah, could only be topped by Danny and the Juniors.
47 posted on 02/15/2012 12:31:35 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: doug from upland

Linsanity=Black Racism


48 posted on 02/15/2012 2:06:49 PM PST by magellan
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To: driftless2
So I guess you're at the opposite end of some of the other "the games are rigged" people who say the finals always go seven games proving they're rigged. In the end, you have absolutely no evidence. C'mon, admit it. You're just a fan who lost money betting and want to blame other reasons for your maybe considerable losses.

Nope... don't gamble on games like that. ONly participate in a year long NFL pool that plays straight pickem.

The observations are from just looking and listening over the last several decades from friends and acquaintances that bet. I tell them what others have said, "every casino, hotel, tower, pool, fountain, statue, painting and mansion was built by guys thinking they could beat the house.".

Read the bio on the NBA ref and what he said about prior NBA final series and then you tell me. If you had 10's of millions of dollars on sports betting and it would only cost you a couple of hundred thousand dollars and maybe 2 gymnastic hookers to buy a couple of refs and 4-5 players that needed more cocaine, hookers or whatever just maybe that would be something that mobsters would try..

The straight players and believers in fairy tales can close their eyes to the weird calls that are made even with instant replay, but you have to remember what I'm saying. It's not about "winning" or "throwing the game"... it's about covering the point spread and being on the right side of the over and under.

So if the Pats and the Giants were supposed to get in a shoot out and the public went big, then the over and under is high and pressure would be to keep the score low. Since the Pat defense was pathetic.... how could you keep the score "low. Well... holding penalties, no fumble fumble-fumbles, ignoring holding on one team, no call pass interferences... or no touch pass interferences.... don't you wonder when the instant replay shows holding on almost any play but the one that they call and the player that it's called on is actually not holding or the announcer says, "gee, Terry, I didn't see a hold on that one..." or "man, he got away with some contact on THAT play didn't he?".

the refs can keep it as close or as far as they want. Add in some players especially in basketball and it's really easy to make book on the games.

It's not every game either, it's just a higher percentage.. say instead of random 50-50 your odds are 57-43... I'd take those and run to the bank. Now add on that you KNOW the over and under, then you've got 50% of a bet being a sure thing and the game is just a lot more in your favor.

Like I said, sports is entertainment... just like the NFL Pro Bowl. That was a fake game and that's why the commissioner got pissy about the boys playing hard. Cause it almost showed how you can almost make a game look real... but not quite.

You can believe that gambling and sports books have nothing to do with pro sports. I think it's nice. Kinda like my kids believing in Santa was nice. I just think that pro sports, the media and gambling has built a really big business that needs to be controlled in order to keep making money for the bosses. Nothing wrong with it in my eyes... just like a movie, television show or wrestling. Funny to watch but just entertainment.

49 posted on 02/15/2012 7:13:55 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: driftless2
I don't think ALL the games are "rigged" but I sure do think that certain refs and certain players make for games to be beneficial if you knew who was participating prior to the game.

Look at when NBA officials are announced for each game. The commissioner actually changed the time in order to ........ I don't know, make information more accessible to the public I suppose. hahahahahaha. look at the case of the crooked NBA refs and then follow an NBA team closely following the book on the games. Makes for some really funny stuff.

50 posted on 02/15/2012 7:20:17 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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